COPD

Homocysteine Level Tied to COPD Severity, Study Says

September 11th 2020, 12:30pm

Article

The same group of patients had their homocysteine level tested when their COPD was exacerbated and also when it was not.

Predicting COPD Exacerbations With Remote Patient Monitoring

September 4th 2020, 5:30pm

Article

Remote patient monitoring of patients with COPD can offer clues about what happens before an exacerbation.

Review Finds Sarcopenia in COPD Drives Poorer Clinical Outcomes

September 3rd 2020, 5:30pm

Article

A review on the diagnosis, prevalence, and clinical impact of sarcopenia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has found that sarcopenia is both prevalent and negatively impacts clinical outcomes in patients with the disease.

Reduced Muscle Mass Can Predict Risk of Malnutrition, Prolonged Hospital Stay in COPD

August 28th 2020, 11:30am

Article

Can muscle mass predict whether patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have a longer hospital stay?

Untangling the Effects of Hospital Distance on Stays for COPD

August 24th 2020, 3:30pm

Article

Researchers sought to determine the influence of geographic distance from a hospital on patients' length of stay or emergency department presentation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

What Are the Factors Predicting Mortality in Patients Using NIV for COPD?

August 19th 2020, 2:00pm

Article

Advanced age, prolonged use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV), and unsuccessful response to NIV are independent predictors for long-term mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent report.

Treatment Failure Less Likely With HFNC Than NIV Among Patients With COPD, Study Finds

August 15th 2020, 3:00pm

Article

Compared with non-invasive ventilation (NIV), high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy carried less risk of treatment failure and had better tolerance and comfort among patients.

Fitbit-Type Devices Useful for Coaching but Not Clinically Accurate in COPD

August 12th 2020, 4:00am

Article

Activity trackers, like Fitbits, are not accurate enough for clinical use but may be helpful for coaching in conditions like COPD, a study says.

Study: Muscle Loss May Lead to Higher Mortality and Costs for Patients Hospitalized for COPD

August 8th 2020, 12:00pm

Article

A new study has found that muscle loss can lead to increased rates of mortality and morbidity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, one expert remains skeptical whether the study represents the full scope of patients at risk.

Continued Cough Reflex Hypersensitivity After COPD Exacerbation Predicts More Attacks

August 5th 2020, 6:30pm

Article

Researchers found that cough reflex sensitivity is amplified during chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation and reduces after recovery, while its persistence can help serve as a predictor for future exacerbations.